Jack McDaniel News https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/feed.rss en 120 Congrats To The Winners! https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/congrats-to-the-winners Novel - Purple Hearted Man

Congratulations to the winners of the Goodreads Giveaway of Purple Hearted Man. I got over 1,000 people to sign up for a chance to win one of four signed hardcover copies.]]>
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Only Two Days Remaining https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/only-two-days-remaining Win a signed hardcover edition of Purple Hearted Man

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An Event https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/an-event New Fiction - Short Story

Pink leaves tickled her arms and the forest floor of teal-covered grass was soft beneath her feet. The sea sounded distant though she knew it was just on the other side of the tree line. She smiled; The planet’s pungent smell—life, death, decay—was different from home but not in an unpleasant way. She stopped and raised her face to the warm sunshine that filtered through the canopy of trees. It transported her and she found she was young again, carefree and without the weight of adulthood and its many expectations.]]>
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Movie Review: Ford v Ferrari https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/ford-v-ferrari Wow! What a good movie. Ford v Ferrari was strong all the way through. The pacing was great and the acting fantastic throughout the entire movie. Matt Damon and Christian Bale were excellent. Even the race scenes felt realistic. It should be noted, if you aren't a big race car fan you'll still enjoy this movie. There was a great deal of excitement around LeMans when I was young, which reminds me how quickly and much things have changed and shifted. Back then, the '60s and even the '70s, racing, and cars in general, were still relatively new and exciting. Reaching the limits of what would be possible was still well into the future and in some ways it was a golden era for pushing the limits beyond anything known.]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2019 06:45:00 -0700 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/ford-v-ferrari Terminator: Dark Fate - Impressions https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/terminator-dark-fate-impressions Terminator Dark Fate

The first two Terminator movies came out when I was young and I really liked them at the time. They seemed different from other movies that had been on the big screen, grittier than Star Wars, darker thank Star Trek and filled with lots of action. The three movies that followed lost me. I saw them, but wasn’t really into the storylines. Maybe that was because I had aged, or maybe they weren’t that good.]]>
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Win a Signed Hardcover of Purple Hearted Man https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/win-a-signed-hardcover-of-purple-hearted-man Giveaway of Purple Hearted Man

Enter now to win a free hardcover copy of the book! The contest is over at Goodreads.]]>
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Jeffrey Keeten Review Of Purple Hearted Man https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/jeffrey-keeten-review-of-purple-hearted-man Novel - Purple Hearted Man

As I was reading this book, I kept thinking about Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, which I read, frankly, another lifetime ago. There is a fairy tale aspect to the way this book is presented that allows Jack McDaniel to talk about serious issues without coming across as moralizing. Purple just wants us all to take a step back and consider that all the things we find to be most important are actually fabricated constructs that should be treated with skepticism instead of veneration.]]> Sun, 03 Nov 2019 10:35:46 -0700 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/jeffrey-keeten-review-of-purple-hearted-man Purple Hearted Man On NetGalley https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man-on-netgalley Purple Hearted Man on NetGalley

Purple Hearted Man is now available on NetGalley. For those of you who are members, this is a chance to get a free copy and leave me a review.

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Purple Hearted Man Audio - First Chapter https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man-audio-first-chapter Audible version of Purple Hearted Man

As I have noted before, professional voiceover artist Justin Sewall is narrating Purple Hearted Man. Listen to the first chapter. Enjoy! And don't forget to pre-order the book.]]>
Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:45:00 -0600 https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/purple-hearted-man-audio-first-chapter
Joker, The Movie https://www.jackmcdaniel.net/joker-the-movie Joker, Movie review

I’m not well-versed in the comic book lore or history of Joker. I’m not a huge Batman fan, either. I don’t dislike either of them. I’ve just never spent time with the comics. I did watch every episode of Adam West’s Batman show growing up and I’ve seen the Christian Bale movies, which I loved.]]>
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